Welcome to Dog Days: New Student Orientation!


  • Dog Days Check In
  • Orientation Leader leading a group
  • Dog Days student bag
  • Class registration at Dog Days
  • Dog Days 2017 Staff
  • Staff during check in
  • Orientation Staff

Dog Days: New Student Orientation is a program designed to help new students transition into the University. Whether you are coming in as a transfer student from another college/university or a first-time freshman from high school, we are here to help you acclimate to campus and register for classes.

During orientation students will meet with an academic counselor, a major adviser, and register for classes. In addition to learning about academic requirements, students will hear from a variety of campus programs as well as participate in a resource fair. Dog Days is mandatory for all incoming students.

Summer 2021 Dog Days

Dog Days will continue to be in a virtual format for orientation this summer for incoming Fall 2021 students. The Dog Days reservation system will open on March 15th and will remain open until May 1st for freshmen and June 1st for transfer students. Dog Days Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and coincides with the accept/decline process through the office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Details regarding Dog Days will be located in the Admissions packet as well as on this website. After you make your reservation, students will receive instructions two weeks prior to their scheduled Dog Day in their Fresno State email. This email will have information to prepare as well as access to the Online Pre-Orientation. Students will also receive the link to their Virtual Dog Day 24 hours prior to their scheduled orientation in their Fresno State email.

Although Dog Days will be online this summer, students will still attend their virtual orientation on the date that they register for in either June or July. 

All participants are welcome. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Dog Days office, via email; dogdays@mail.fresnostate.edu. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

Questions can be directed to the Dog Days Office at 559-278-4885 or dogdays@mail.fresnostate.edu. 


Family Class

In addition to family orientation, the Office of New Student and Family Programs will be conducting a family class for interested families and student supporters. The class will begin on May 11, 2021 and will continue on Tuesday evenings for five weeks.

Participating families who complete all five classes will recieve a spirit pack as well as a $200 Kennel Bookstore gift card for their student. The class is free but space is limited to 30 families. If your family is interested you can fill out the attached form. Families will be notified in mid April if they are selected to participate.

Sincerely, Fresno State podcast

Do you love podcasts? Listen to the new Sincerely, Fresno State podcast through the Office of New Student and Family Programs. You can find it on the website through the link above or on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 




All new students attending Fresno State must attend Dog Days prior to their first semester on campus.

Frequently asked questions

Dog Days is the first step as a Fresno State student. Here are some frequently asked questions for incoming students.

Contact Us

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